Free Wireless N Router from the FCC

March 30, 2011 in In the News, Information Security, WiFi Hacking by trevelyn

take advantage of this offer, only a select few will be qualified (10,000). If you don’t get one this time: “if we can’t send you a router this time, we’ll make sure you’re at the top of the list for the next round.” You will be supplied a Netgear WNR3500L wireless router, which as it looks like here:, has 8MB flash memory, and USB ports, plus a 480/453MHz BCM chipset. Not bad. DD-WRT Couldn’t find a good article on installing OpenWRT, but I did find two on DD-WRT. Here is the installation guide, Here is a guide to
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“Invalid Packet Capture Length” Aircrack-NG – Quick Fix.

March 29, 2011 in Information Security, Systems Administration, WiFi Hacking by trevelyn

Sometimes when running Airodump-NG I have noticed that a CTRL+C SIGINT call will make a packet that is extremely long in size! In fact, the broken packet is so long that Aircrack-NG will not run on the PCAP file. How do we fix it? Well, we could remove the bad packet, but this way will trim down the pcap file size, if it took you long to retrieve the WPA/WPA2 EAPOL handshake. If you don’t know what any of this means, then shame on you! Go get cracking! And I don’t mean just the passwords! Get the books too! CWSP
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Installing WEAKERTHAN 3.6 BETA Including VMWare

March 24, 2011 in Information Security, Systems Administration, WeakNet Linux by trevelyn

Let’s go through the installer, because a lot of people have trouble with Grub2. In this tutorial I will be installing WT3.6 in VMWare Player (which is a free download) to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. First, install VMWare – optional. – Go to and download it, and register for their site (against your will). Then, register the software via the Emails that send you. Even if you use Windows 7 64bit, you will still have to reboot the machine before using VMWare. Once all of that is out of the way, you can begin
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Nessus on WEAKERTHAN 3.6

March 23, 2011 in Information Security, Systems Administration, WeakNet Linux by trevelyn

WEAKERTHAN 3.6 doesn’t automatically come with Nessus due to licensing issues. To get it installed, however, is rather simple. Nessus is also pretty huge. You actually can’t install and run this from the Live CD without a huge amount of RAM or tricking the ISO (either ln -s /opt/nessus to a thumbdrive, or remove a ton of things from the live environment (JAVA, libraries for CUDA, libraries fr Wireshark, etc)). You can run: find / -type f -size +15000k -exec ls -l {} \; To find large files and destroy them with rm. I tried deleting almost everything from the
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Using Tor with WEAKERTHAN 3.6 BETA

March 22, 2011 in Information Security, Systems Administration, WeakNet Linux by trevelyn

If you navigate through the desktop menu from Pentest->Instant Servers->Vidalia(Tor) it will start the Vidalia application. Next, you can run /etc/init.d/tor start from the command line to start the Tor service. Click on the little onion icon in the top right side of the toolbar: Now, click the “Start Tor” play button on the Vidalia screen. Start up Firefox and you will see a “Tor Disabled” label at the bottom right side of the window. Simply click it and it will turn green stating that you are now using Tor. Exit the browser and start it back up again (I
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